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Cybersecurity roundup October 2023

October 2023 had 114 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 867 million records. This compares to 3.8 billion in September, 79 million in August, 146 million in July, 14 million in June, 98 million in May, 4.3 million in April, 42 million in March and 29.5 million in February, but it still doesn’t come close […]

A wonderful day with our customers

We were thrilled to welcome a lovely bunch of our customers to the BT Assembly building in Bristol on Wednesday 4 October to hear all about SCG, our partners, and the technology available to support your business, team, and productivity. We had some brilliant guest speakers from EE, BT Group, and members of our own […]

Cybersecurity roundup September 2023

September 2023 had 71 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 3.8 billion compromised records. This brings the year’s total to over 4.5 billion. This makes it the worst month for breached data this year, even outperforming January which had a whopping 277.6 million records breached. September saw the biggest data breach of the year by […]

Cybersecurity Round Up February 2023

Compared with the 277 million records breached in January 2023, February’s 29.5 million records seems insignificant in comparison. It isn’t though. 29.5 million records is still a huge number, and it’s disappointing to see. Of these 29.5 million records, just over 20 million come from a breach at PeopleConnect, a business that conducts background checks, […]

Reflecting on the 2022 cybersecurity landscape

2022 became the year of password hygiene, as experts around the world highlighted the very simple, but very important step of improving passwords to help protect your systems. Poor passwords are responsible for millions of breaches every year, and making simple improvements could have a very significant impact. Overall, there were more than 1,000 major […]

Cybersecurity Round Up July 2022

As July drew to a close, almost 100million records had been breached, which was nearly three times as many as were breached in June 2022. The number of incidents didn’t spike particularly (85 in July compared with 80 in June 2022), but the severity of some single incidents created the uplift in breached records. Virtual […]

Cybersecurity round up June 2022

June was a month on par with many others this year, with around 80 major incidents resulting in the breach of millions of individual records. June say just shy of 35,000,000 records compromised through the full range of attacks. UK’s biggest social housing provider Clarion confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack Social […]

Cybersecurity round up May 2022

May was a bumper month for data record breaches, with 49.8 million records breached across 77 incidents, compared with 14 million across 80 incidents in April. Most of the incidents in May were global, but UK-specific reports have related to human error. Verizon releases annual data breach report Verizon has released its annual data breach […]

DMARC: National Cyber Security Centre email security check

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a new security tool, enabling businesses to check the security settings of their email domains. It can be used to help businesses to determine how secure their domain is for email, and identify any vulnerabilities which may need to be addressed, including privacy and potential spoofing issues. […]